Nursing Curriculum

NursingOur web-enhanced academic curriculum fosters the development of individuals to deliver quality, holistic healthcare in a healing and caring way while emphasizing the individual’s responsibility to professional and personal lifelong learning. In keeping with the philosophy that nursing is an art and a science, our students graduate with a sound base of empirical knowledge gained through general education courses as well as the theoretical nursing knowledge that enables them to incorporate critical thinking into professional practice guided by research.

Our faculty is integral to our academic strength. They are experienced professional registered nurses who have achieved higher education by advanced degrees and national certifications. They are committed to student learning and maintaining the high academic standards. Students are attracted to the College of Nursing because of the small classroom size, faculty to student ratios, and flexibility of the nursing program.

The Curriculum

To receive an Associate’s in Applied Science degree in New York State, students must earn at least 60 college credits. At the Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing, the student will have earned 65 credits: 37 in specialized nursing courses and 28 in general education courses. Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC), our educational partner, provides the general education courses at the Geneva Extension Center and Main Campus.

Clinical Component

Students complete a total of 180 clinical hours in every semester with the exception of semester one which contains 135 clinical hours for a total of 675 clinical hours. Each student rotates through various clinical areas including but not limited to the emergency room, operating room, long term care, medical/surgical units, family birth, inpatient mental health and intensive care. Clinical experiences begin within 2 weeks of the first semester. The combination of classroom and clinical content prepares the student to successfully complete the program outcomes.

Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing
Recommended Academic Plan AAS in Nursing

Current Semester I – Course Name Current Credits
NU100 Nursing Science I 8
NU100C Nursing Science I Clinical N/A
NU100L Nursing Science I Lab N/A
BIO171 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
ENG101 Freshman English 3
PSY100 Introduction to Psychology 3
TEC100 Healthcare Technology 1
Total Credits 19
Semester II – Course Name Current Credits
NU101 Nursing Science II 9
NU101C Nursing Science II Clinical N/A
BIO172 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
PSY200 Developmental Psychology 3
Total Semester Credits 16
Semester III – Course Name Current Credits
NU200 Nursing Science III 9
NU200C Nursing Science III Clinical N/A
BIO230   Microbiology 4
SOC100  Introduction to Sociology 3
Total Semester Credits 16
Semester IV – Course Name Current Credits
NU201 Nursing Science IV 9
NU201C Nursing Science IV Clinical N/A
NU202 Nursing as a Profession 2
ENG103 Composition II 3
Total Semester Credits 14

Current Total Program Credits: 65

If you are interested in applying to our program please click on this link to go to the Admissions Page: Admission Requirements